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the other day I banned a guy from a Discord server. this guy had contributions in a repository I own, so he decided to email me a DMCA takedown claiming that he had the rights to request removal of his code.

repo was licensed under GPLv3, which says the license terms are irrevocable. so I told him no. good meme

in court it would probably hold up, since the federal circuit ruled that OSS licenses are enforceable:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacobsen

the guy ended up giving up after showing him that wiki page.

@dean I mean that is literally what the text says when you contribute or use the code. eh.

DMCA has a clause for false claims btw

@miwilc yeah there's a thing called a counter-claim but you need to format it properly and add a bunch of extra boilerplate to your email.

didn't really put that much effort into it, considering his original DMCA request wasn't in the correct format either.

@miwilc also >calling the law "extra boilerplate"

lmao

@a7 he's been a nuisance for a while. in this specific case he basically told a mod to fuck off when they told him to stop doing organizing a raid from our server.

@a7 discord bans servers and their owners for that shit, not taking the risk.

@dean did you tell him "even now, the evil seed of what you have done, germinates within my code"?

@hj no, I will make a mental note to let him know next time our paths cross. I think he's still mad so it will probably be soon

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